The Theater: New Play in Manhattan, Nov. 27, 1944

In Bed We Cry (adapted from her own novel by Ilka Chase, produced by John C. Wilson) is terribly modern, frightfully modish and stupefyingly dull. Playwright Chase has hand-tailored for Actress Chase the role of Devon Elliott, a manufacturer of haunting perfumes. Devon's career is notable, her lure considerable, but her life somehow becomes a champagne bucket of ashes. Her husband loves her, yet leaves her; her refugee swain loves her, yet has a girl in every flat. Seeking to blend Park Avenue with poignancy, brittle talk with amorous bruises, In Bed We Cry is much less a slice of life...

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